In <[🔎] email@example.com>, Nuno Magalhães wrote: >On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 08:45, Lars Tennstedt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Can anyone tell me why >> NetBeans-IDE is placed in contrib? It depends on the NetBeans-Plattform >> from contrib and this depends on OpenJDK 6 from main. > >I think it's because it's developed by an external party and not >specifically for Debian. If it were to depend on java-sun6-jdk or >whatever the package is, it would be in non-free though- No. Packages in main must not Depend (and should not Recommend) any package from contrib or non-free and must be DFSG-Free. Packages in contrib must be DFSG-Free but have few restrictions on Dependencies (they should be installable and useful without non-Debian-hosted repositories though). Packages in non-free must be distributable by Debian, but need not be DFSG- Free. It's probably that a previous NetBeans-Platform version had a non-free Dependency and the maintainer is still uploading it to the wrong queue. Or, the might be some special process needed to transition a package from contrib to main that hasn't been completed yet. I suggest downloading the .deb and trying to install it in a clean main-only system. If that works, a wishlist bug is appropriate. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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